CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Educating Youth for Online Civic and Political Dialogue: A Conceptual Framework for the Digital Age
Erica Hodgin
June 28, 2016
With the rise of digital media and online communication, supporting youth to navigate online civic and political dialogue is increasingly critical. Drawing on four high school teachers’ work on a participatory academic platform, this paper details five stages of opportunity that built young people’s capacity for civic voice and influence. These learning opportunities, as well as three key challenges teachers faced, provide a conceptual framework for educators in the digital age. You may find the comoplete journal #JoDML online at http://www.jodml.org